I have taken classes at RAA, participated in art shows and attended parties and meetings so I was bitterly disappointed when Jeff Berman was fired.
He was a wonderful generous teacher and a fine working artist. He teaches at the centuries old Salamugundi Club in Manhatten. He is a sophisticated artist, with a wonderful eye for color and design. He was helping his student artists in Rockaway make great strides in creating original deeply felt work.
The students were not consulted about the decision to let Jeff go. What a mess!